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Food-borne illness in Brisbane hits 250 at principal's conference

Brisbane - Salmonella food poisoning has left 24 people in the hospital and 250 with gastro-intestional problems after a school principal's conference last week in Brisbane, Australia. Because the illness can take up to five days to emerge, there may be more cases.

Food poisoning scare from farmers' markets

Farmers’ markets are becoming increasingly popular, providing opportunities for people to purchase fresh produce as opposed to pre-packaged supermarket fare. A study in the U.S. warns about the presence of pathogens.

Office party in Florida sickens 55 employees, hospitalizes dozens

Maitland - A holiday office party that should have been fun went horribly wrong on Wednesday after dozens of people attending the party became violently sick. Authorities say that food poisoning is the likely culprit.

Chicken juice helps pathogens to flourish

Washington - The food poisoning bacterium Campylobacter is relatively hardy in many kitchens. New research shows that the robustness is boosted by "chicken juice."

Peppers recalled due to Salmonella risk

An agriculture company based in the U.S. is recalling 6, 215 pounds of Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers due to a potential risk of Salmonella infection.

Three guilty in Salmonella peanut butter case

Albany - A jury has convicted a former peanut company owner, and two other executives, of conspiracy and fraud in a case stemming from a deadly Salmonella outbreak almost six years ago.

Caesar salad recalled due to pathogen contamination

The U.S. company APPA Fine Foods is recalling approximately over 90,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Peanut & almond butter Salmonella risk

A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.

Scientists find a way to block botulism poisoning

Scientists have discovered how bacterial toxins that cause food-borne botulism are absorbed through the intestinal lining and into the bloodstream. The study offers insight into developing new approaches for blocking this poisonous substance.

Many food poisoning cases underreported

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19,056 cases of food poisoning were reported in 2013 in the U.S.. However, many people do not report getting sick from contaminated food because they don't realize they have food poisoning.

Edible antimicrobials can protect meat

Antimicrobial agents incorporated into edible films applied to foods to seal in flavor, freshness and color can improve the microbiological safety of meats, according to new research.

Most raw chicken in hospitals contains pathogenic bacteria

More than 80% of raw chicken samples tested in a hospital kitchen tested positive for antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to a recent study.

High level of pesticides found in frozen food products of Japan

Several people in Japan have fallen sick after consuming frozen food products contaminated with high amounts of pesticide.

Microfluidic chip sorts 'good' bacteria from 'bad' bacteria

Phoenix - Sometimes the difference between harmless and harmful bacteria is miniscule. A new device aims to make this detection easier.

Making a probiotic chicken to beat food poisoning

A probiotic chicken could be reared, with friendly bacteria added to the coat of the chicken, as a way of warding of food poisoning bacteria.

New device to detect food pathogens

West Lafayette - A system that concentrates foodborne salmonella and other pathogens faster than conventional methods has been developed. The device uses hollow thread-like fibers that filter out the cells, leading to faster detection.

Toxic nanoparticles could be entering human food supply

Concerns have been expressed about the use of silver nanoparticles as a pesticide for farming, which could lead to toxic particles entering the food chain.

Copper nanoparticles protect food from bacteria

Scientists have proposed adding copper nano-particles into food packaging materials on this basis that this could help prevent a variety of foodborne diseases.

Olives recalled due to botulism risk

Bel Frantoio brand Mediterranean Olives have been recalled across the U.S. because they have the potential to be contaminated with the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

New insight into combating Salmonella

Scientists have gained a new understanding into how Salmonella causes infection. This is by taking over the ‘good’ bacteria in the human gut. This understanding could lead to new treatments.

Op-Ed: Your fridge could be making you sick

The household refrigerator is implicated for food poisoning in a number of studies and reports. In many cases when people believe they've contracted the flu, it's actually food poisoning caused by your fridge.

Blasting oysters with electrons to prevent food poisoning

Austin - Researchers have studied how electron-beam pasteurization of raw oysters may reduce the possibility of food poisoning through viruses like norovirus and hepatitis.

Millions of Rich Products recalled in rare E-coli break-out

Buffalo - More than 10 million pounds of snack foods and other products linked to a rare and potentially dangerous outbreak of E. coli poisoning are being held back and recalled by Rich Products Corp. of Buffalo, New York.

How sourdough bread resists food spoilage

Canadian scientists have explained why sourdough bread remains fresher and lasts for longer. The reason is because during sourdough production, bacteria convert the linoleic acid in bread flour to a compound that has powerful anti-fungal activity.

Op-Ed: Tiger Blowfish — A highly toxic marine delicacy Special

Kyoto - Blowfish are not very good swimmers, they are dreary, nearly unsightly, they are covered with spines and contain a toxin about 100 times more poisonous than cyanide; however they are considered a delicacy and a highly coveted meal in Japanese cuisine.

Leaves of the carob tree can fight food-poisoning bacteria

The leaves of the plant that yields carob, a substitute for chocolate, are a rich source of antibacterial substances. These substances can fight the bacterium responsible for the food poisoning disease listeriosis.

Ireland safety agency warns of food poisoning from shellfish

A warning has been issued by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today cautioning the public over consuming wild shellfish found on Ireland's shores.

Japan bans raw liver

Japan's health ministry has removed raw beef liver from its restaurant menus indefinitely, The Telegraph is reporting. Many in Japan are disappointed by the ban as raw beef liver (served with onions and sauce) is a very popular dish.

Saudi city bans mayonnaise at restaurants

Authorities in the Saudi Arabian city of Jubail have banned all restaurants and cafes from serving mayonnaise during the hot summer months, following reports of food poisoning.

Food poisoning increase — Linked to grocery totes

A new survey report highlights the risks of not washing grocery totes, especially those used to carry meat and vegetables from supermarkets back to the home. A surprisingly large number of Americans do not wash their totes regularly.
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Tainted frozen food sickens hundreds in Japan. Maruha Nichiro Holdings, runs the factory that allegedly produced the tainted products (January 8, 2014). A human body is affected by the chemicals after consuming tainted food
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